Meet the Team
Owner and Director
The local policeman’s son, I’ve lived most of my life in the Ashburton area. After finishing South Dartmoor Community College, I joined the Army where I served in the Royal Tank Regiment and took part in overseas tours.
My time in the forces taught me valuable lessons and skills which I’ve continued to use in other parts of my life. I’m passionate about supporting the local community, the importance of team work, and running a business people can rely on.
My Dad’s influence means that I always find time for a chat and cup of tea when the job’s done. As a chimney sweep I meet many interesting people – opportunities I welcome.
Advanced Chimney Sweep and Stove Technician
Growing up in Ashburton and the surrounding area I’ve always been passionate about sports and the outdoors. I went to local schools before completing a PGA Golf Management degree in Birmingham.
Longing for better weather I moved to the Australian Gold Coast where I worked as an arborist and team leader for 10 years. Missing family and needing a change I moved back to my Devon roots.
When not working I can often be found at Stover, my favourite golf course, or walking the hills with my Staffordshire terrier Duke. As a chimney sweep I have a great opportunity to play a useful part in West Country life.
Devon born and bred – I’m an adventurous, outgoing, friendly, approachable
person. I’ll always go above and beyond wherever possible. I’ve worked within
the motor industry for the last seven years and now have decided to make a dramatic career change – to become a chimney sweep.
I’m passionate about mountain biking, kayaking, dogs and food. Being a ‘Devon
dumpling’, I love to explore and appreciate what’s around us. I’m often
kayaking around the south coast, or hiking across Dartmoor National Park.
Born and raised on Dartmoor, he trained under his father, local builder David Norrish. With over a decade of building experience, he specialises in stone, old buildings and lime-work. Has worked on Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed buildings, heritage restoration and insurance projects. William has collaborated with Dan and the team since 2018.
Qualified roofer with over forty years experience, Bryan has worked with Ashburton Chimney Sweep since 2015. He has specialist experience in Dartmoor granite chimneys. Resident in Devon since 1985, where he has raised his family.
Kiln-dried Log Deliveries
John assists his son Dan with delivering logs. A trained horse-logger, for the past 10 years he kept a pair of heavy horses (Norikers) in the Scoriton area. He’s a Devonian and was born in Exeter where he also went to school. He’s spent the last four decades in the South Hams, Ashburton and surrounding areas and was the community policeman in Ashburton until his retirement.
John knows Devon’s roads and lanes well and enjoys this new challenge – he says it helps keep him fit! He particularly appreciates the freedom and independence of travelling around the area and the chance to meet and talk to Dan’s customers.